Author Archives: Cornell Students for Justice in Palestine

Cornell SJP responds to the situation in Syria’s Yarmouk refugee camp

Over the past year, as a result of a fraught military escalation, Yarmouk has become a charnel house, the overwhelming majority of its people in flight, while the remaining few die of starvation. We cannot accept this. No one has the right to deny another food, or to use food as a weapon of war. For that reason, Cornell Students for Justice in Palestine stands with the remaining few Palestinians in Yarmouk. We ask that the government coordinate with the United Nations or other capable and non-compromised agencies to ensure that the people of Yarmouk can eat. We demand that the armed groups respect its neutrality and leave the camp immediately. And we insist that the Palestinian refugees in Syria be allowed home to Palestine.

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Students support the American Studies Association boycott resolution

An open letter from Students for Justice in Palestine chapters in support of the American Studies Association boycott resolution.

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Cornell student group: Drop the charges against Rasmea Yousef Odeh

Students for Justice in Palestine groups are mobilizing across the country to fight the government’s case against a long-time Palestinian-American activist. Cornell’s group says that the “attempt to criminalize and dehumanize Odeh is part of a much larger effort by the United States and Israel to label political activists as terrorists in order to repress their efforts to resist racism and imperialism.”

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Cornell SJP publishes ‘Notes on Palestine/Israel’ as an antidote to ‘dialogue’

“Notes on Palestine/Israel” is an annual publication put out by Cornell Students for Justice in Palestine. As campus Palestine activists, we are often accused of being unwilling and unable to “dialogue” reasonably with our Zionist counterparts so we open this volume of “Notes” with our analysis of the problems of engaging in such empty and token calls to dialogue. Dialogue in our view is not just mere claim and denial but an actual critical engagement with real political questions. With that in mind, we offer this volume of “Notes” as our dialogue.

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Cornell SJP to students: Why should you care about Israel/Palestine? Because Cornell already does.

A publication produced by the Cornell chapter of Students for Justice in Palestine on Cornell’s connections to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

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